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25 years after Jurassic Park, our understanding of dinosaurs has evolved

independent.co.uk

We are fascinated by dinosaurs. Ever since the first dino fossils were discovered in the early 19th century, we have been desperate to know as much as we possibly can about these remarkable creatures. And as our knowledge grows, so our perceptions change.

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Why Today is the Golden Age for Dinosaur Discoveries

nationalgeographic.com

Illinois-born Stephen Brusatte is one of the stars of modern paleontology. A former National Geographic grantee, he has discovered 10 new dinosaur species. He has also led groundbreaking scientific studies that have rewritten the history of these magnificent creatures which, thanks to Hollywood and countless children stories, haunt our imaginations today like never before.

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Dinosaurs Had Dandruff, Too

smithsonianmag.com

When it comes to personal hygiene, there’s not a lot of overlap between dinosaurs and humans. But a new study suggests early feathered dinos suffered from a familiar affliction: dandruff. As Ian Sample at The Guardian reports, researchers have discovered the skin flakes from several feathered dinosaurs that flapped around about 125 million years ago.

Half mammal, half reptile discovery huge for Utah

ksl.com

SALT LAKE CITY — It may have weighed only 2 1/2 pounds and stood about 6 inches tall, but the discovery of a half mammal, half reptile’s skull in eastern Utah has huge implications for geologic timelines.

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‘Spectacular’ discovery gives rare view of walking dinosaurs

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LAKE POWELL — When veteran dinosaur tracker Andre Delgalvis first laid eyes on a giant slab of rock near Lake Powell a few weeks ago, he could hardly believe what he was seeing.

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Hanksville Dinosaur Quarry offering free guided tours

deseretnews.com

HANKSVILLE, Wayne County — The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry will offer free 30-45 minute guided tours during the weeks of May 21, June 4 and June 10.

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Paleontologists Investigate a Jurassic Bite

scientificamerican.com

About a three hour drive to the east of where I’m sitting as I write this, low down on the famous quarry wall of Dinosaur National Monument, there’s an unusual bone.

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Rare Tiny T. Rex Unearthed in Montana

smithsonianmag.com

In 2016, students from the Natural History Museum at Kansas University found a relatively small dinosaur pelvis in the Hell Creek formation in Montana. It was the end of their dig season and they didn’t have the time to unearth the rest of the remains. But the fossil was worth the wait; when they returned last summer, they found part of a jaw, teeth and skull segment of what appears to be a 66.5-million-year-old juvenile T. rex, reports Laura Geggel at LiveScience.

Huge Dinosaur Footprints Discovered on Scottish Coast

nationalgeographic.com

More than 160 million years ago, long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods lumbered through the ancient lagoons that dotted what is now Great Britain. Now, dozens of their footprints have been found on the forbidding, wave-pounded coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

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Fun with fossils

progressnewspaper.org

What types of plants or animals lived long ago but are no longer in existence? How do we know they existed? For those answers, we look to the fossil record which provides a wealth of information on what once existed on the Earth.

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